Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Lawrence Alma-Tadema – part 2



Self-Portrait 1883 
oil on canvas 34.5 x 29.7 cm

Born in Dronrij, Holland, and trained at the Royal Academy of Antwerp, Belgium. He settled in England in 1870 and spent the rest of his life there. He became famous for his depictions of the luxury and decadence of the Roman Empire, with languorous figures set in fabulous marbled interiors or against a backdrop of dazzling blue Mediterranean Sea and sky.
Though admired during his lifetime for his draftsmanship and depictions of classical asubjects, his work fell out of favour after his death, and only since the 1960s has it been re-evaluated for its importance within nineteenth-century English art.

This is part 2 of a 3-part post on the works of Lawrence Alma-Tadema. For full biographical notes on Tadema, and for earlier works, see part 1 also.


1872 The Death of the First-Born 
oil on canvas 79.9 x 124.5 cm

1872 The Last Roses 
oil on wood 46 x 38 cm

1872 This is our Corner ( Portrait of Laurense and Anna Alma-Tadema ) 
oil on wood 56.5 x 47 cm

1873 Cherries 
oil on canvas 79 x 129.1 cm

1873 The Dinner 
oil on wood 16 x 58.3 cm

1874 Exhausted Maenads after the Dance 
oil on canvas 59.1 x 132 cm

1874 Joseph, Overseer of Pharaoh's Granaries 
oil on wood 33 x 43.2 cm

1874 Sunny Days 
oil on canvas 21.5 x 34.2 cm

1874 The Sculpture Gallery 
oil on canvas 219.7 x 171.5 cm

The Sculpture Gallery by Auguste Blanchard after Lawrence Alma-Tadema:



1874c A Roman Artist 
pencil and watercolour 29.2 x 29.2 cm

1875 An Audience at Agrippa's 
oil on wood 90.8 x 62.8 cm
 Tadema reworked this subject four years later as After the Audience:

1879 After the Audience 
oil on wood 91.4 x 66 cm

1875 Cleopatra 
oil on canvas 54.6 x 66.7 cm ( image )

1875 Miss Thackeray's Elizabeth 
oil on wood 39 x 48 cm

1875c A Bacchante 
oil on wood 25.8 x 19.7 cm

1876 Ninety-four Degrees in the Shade 
oil on canvas 35.3 x 21.6 cm

1876 A Bath 
oil on canvas 28 x 8 cm

1876 A Corner of the Gardens of the Villa Borghese 
oil on canvas 34.9 x 22 cm

1876 Between Hope and Fear 
oil on canvas 78.1 x 128.2 cm

1876 Pleading 
oil on canvas 21.5 x 33.5 cm

1876 Potrait of Jules Dalou, his Wife and his Daughter 
oil on canvas 61 x 30 cm

1877 A Balneator 
watercolour 36.5 x 26.5 cm

1877 Architecture in Ancient Rome 
oil on copper

1877 Flora, Spring in the Gardens of the Villa Borghese 
watercolour 20.3 x 29.9 cm

1877 Sculptors in Ancient Rome 
oil on copper

1878 A Hearty Welcome 
oil on canvas 30.5 x 92.7 cm

1878 A Love Missal 
oil on wood 69.2 x 45.7 cm

1878 In the Time of Constantine 
oil on wood 32 x 15.6 cm

1879 A Garden Altar 
oil on wood 44.5 x 22 cm

1879 My Sister is not in 
oil on wood 40.5 x 31.2 cm

1879 On the Road to the Temple of Ceres 
oil on canvas 89 x 53.1 cm

1879 Poetry 
oil on wood 35.5 x 23 cm

1879 Prose 
oil on wood 35.5 x 23 cm

1879 Stirgils and Sponges 
watercolour 31.8 x 14 cm

1880 A Harvest Festival 
oil on wood 31.8 x 23.8 cm

1880 Ave, Caesar! Io, Saturnalia! 
oil on wood

1880 Interrupted - A Type of Feminine Beauty 
oil on wood 43.2 x 30.5 cm

1880s Antium Seen from Outside the City Walls, Design for Coriolanus 
watercolour 38.9 x 51.6 cm

1881 In the Tepidarium 
oil on wood 24 x 33 cm

1881 Pandora 
watercolour 26 x 24.3 cm

1881 Sappho and Alcaeus 
oil on wood 66 x 122 cm

1882 A Parting Kiss 
oil on canvas 73.5 x 112.5 cm

1882 An Oleander 
oil on wood 92.8 x 64.7 cm

1882 Between Venus and Bacchus 
watercolour

1882 Dolce Far Niente 
oil on wood 23.5 x 15.9 cm

1882 The Way to the Temple 
oil on canvas 101.5 x 53.5 cm

1883 A Street Altar 
watercolour 34.7 x 17.3 cm

1883 Anna Alma-Tadema 
oil on canvas 112 x 76.2 cm

1883 Antony and Cleopatra 
oil on canvas 65.4 x 92.1 cm

1883 Resting 
oil on wood

1883 Welcome Footsteps 
oil on canvas 54.6 x 41.9 cm

1883 Xanthe and Phaon 
watercolour 45.1 x 32.4 cm

1884 A Roman Potter 
oil on canvas 153 x 80 cm

1884 Hadrian Visiting a Romano-British Pottery 
oil on canvas 159 x 171 cm

1884 Miss Alice Lewis 
oil on canvas

1884 The Roman Potters in Britain 
oil on canvas 76.2 x 119.4 cm

1884 Who is It? 
oil on wood

1885 A Foregone Conclusion 
oil on wood 31.1 x 22.9 cm

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